When I get around to it, I'll post my recipe for homemade lotion. I had a facial a while back and I absolutely loved the products, but they were wellllll beyond what my wallet could spare, so I figured it out on my own. This first run was a little thicker than I wanted, but now that I have the basics down, I can tweak away until I get it right, and it only costs a fraction! Okay, the supplies to get started were a bit high, but considering how far they will go, I have saved a lot of money to have a high quality face cream, without chemicals!
Next up for my afternoon, planning the vegetable garden! Since it is going to rain this week, I figure I'll get everything organized and in place so I can spring into action when the sun comes back. I'll be getting my veggies from Millennium farms this year. The tomatoes I bought from them last year, along with the water walls and fertilizer produced more tomatoes than I could handle! We are still finishing off the jars of tomato sauce I learned to can last year.
- Put half gallon/2qts of milk in crock pot
- heat on high 2 hours
- let cool 2.5 hours (or until a bit more than baby bottle warm, but not to hot, you don't want to kill your bacteria that do the magically milk to yogurt transformation)
- ladle out a couple of scoops of warm milk and mix with a small container of yogurt that has live cultures
- mix milk and yogurt back into crock pot, cover with two thick towels and let sit for 8-10 hours.
- Save about a cup at the end of the batch as starter for the next batch.
If you want your yogurt to be ready at 7 a.m., start heating between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
This yogurt isn't as thick as what you might be use to because there have been no chemicals added to thicken it up.
I like it with a bit of honey stirred in or a glop of homemade strawberry jam. Brette uses it in a smoothie with orange juice and frozen berries. Hope you enjoy!